Book , Print in English

Politics and government in Israel : the maturation of a modern state

Gregory S. Mahler.
  • Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
  • 2nd ed.
  • xiv, 387 pages : illustrations maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Contents
  • What Do We Study?
  • How Do We Study Politics?
  • Studying Political Institutions and Behavior
  • Studying Israeli Government and Politics
  • pt. I Political Setting
  • 1. History and the Creation of Israel
  • Historical Roots of Contemporary Israel
  • Emergence of Zionism, 1830-1917
  • Growth of the Yishuv, 1880-1939
  • Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate Period, 1917-1947
  • World War II and the Holocaust
  • Transition to Statehood, 1945-1948
  • Palestinians
  • History and the Creation of Israel
  • For Further Reading
  • 2. Zionism, Religion, and the Domestic Political Environment
  • Concept of Zionism
  • Religious Communities of Israel
  • Judaism in Israel
  • Religion and Politics---Jewish Issues
  • Israel's Non-Jewish Communities
  • Zionism, Religion, and the State
  • For Further Reading
  • 3. Social and Economic Context of Politics
  • Peoples of Israel
  • Ashkenazim and Sephardim
  • Immigration and Emigration
  • Social Class
  • Education and Culture
  • Health Care and Social Services
  • Cities, Villages, Kibbutzim, and Moshavim
  • Economy
  • Foreign Economic Relations
  • Political Culture and the Economy
  • For Further Reading
  • pt. II Governmental Institutions
  • 4. Constitutional System and Parliamentary Government
  • Debate over Creating a Written Constitution
  • Structures of the Israeli Constitution
  • Role of the Courts in the Creation of a Constitution
  • Israel as a Parliamentary System
  • For Further Reading
  • 5. Prime Minister and the Knesset
  • Setting
  • Balance of Power
  • Legislation in the Knesset
  • Members of Knesset
  • Legislative Behavior of Members of the Knesset
  • Knesset Organization
  • Coalition Politics and Coalition Governments
  • Knesset, the Government, and Israeli Politics
  • For Further Reading
  • 6. Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • Setting
  • Ideology in Israel
  • Functions of Parties
  • Parties and Issues
  • Interest Groups
  • For Further Reading
  • 7. Electoral Process and Voting Behavior
  • Electoral System and Israeli Voting Behavior
  • Proportional Representation and Elections
  • Past Proposals for Electoral Change
  • 1996-2001 Electoral System for Prime Minister
  • Voting Behavior and Electoral Results
  • Voting and Ideology
  • Ethnicity
  • Voting Trends
  • Significance of the Electoral Process for Israel
  • For Further Reading
  • 8. Machinery of Government
  • Bureaucracy and the Civil Service
  • Local Government
  • Judiciary and the Legal System in Israeli Politics
  • Military and the Government
  • Bureaucracy, the Judiciary, and the Military
  • For Further Reading
  • pt. III Foreign Policy and the Middle Eastern Political Setting
  • 9. Foreign Policy Setting
  • Setting: The Legacy of Warfare
  • Strategic Considerations
  • Military-Security Concerns
  • Political-Diplomatic Concerns
  • Economic-Developmental Concerns
  • Cultural-Status Concerns
  • Foreign Policy Setting: A Recapitulation
  • For Further Reading
  • 10. Palestinians, the West Bank and Gaza, and Jerusalem
  • History
  • Palestinians
  • Palestinian Statehood and Governance
  • Palestinian Goals
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Jerusalem
  • Israeli Attitudes, Intentions, and Policies
  • Palestinians, the West Bank and Gaza, and Jerusalem
  • For Further Reading
  • 11. Peace Process
  • Quest for Peace
  • Progress toward Peace, Post-1948
  • Progress toward Peace, Post-1956
  • Camp David and the Peace Process, 1978-1982
  • Israel's Peace Initiative, 1989
  • Madrid Peace Conference, 1991
  • Oslo Accords, 1993
  • Wye River Memorandum, October 23, 1998
  • Sharm el-Sheikh Memorandum, April 30, 2001
  • Bilateral Progress
  • Copenhagen Track
  • Quest for Peace, Again
  • For Further Reading.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780742568273 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 074256827X (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780742568280 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0742568288 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780742568297 (electronic)
  • 0742568296 (electronic)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2010037872
  • OCLC: 661185791
  • OCLC: 661185791